Hi every one
Please read all of this before carrying out the steps.
To save the guessing of when to hit f8 & so on to boot into safe mode, you can do the following.
press windows r to open the run box
in the run box type, msconfig & press enter
the system configuration window will open
either shift tab once to get up into the tabs & use the right arrow,
or use control tab & find the boot tab
its called the Boot tab in windows 7, boot.ini tab in xp
once on the boot tab, start tabbing through the options & you will find
boot option Safe boot, you need to check this
then tab once more & you will find radio buttons
use the arrow keys to choose either minimal or network
again dont forget, if you choose network, while you are connected to the internet you have no securety running.
now just tab to the ok button & hit the space bar.
on xp you will get a window saying need to restart, on windows 7 you will not recieve this & need to restart the system yourself.
On xp when the system boots into safe mode you will here the windows log on sound & then you will hear a ding sound,
the ding is a window stating you are in safe mode, just press enter to say ok.
You will not get this ding sound in windows 7.
dont forget things in safe mode are a lot slower, so wait a while for the desktop & so on to load before you try to start your screen reader.
In xp when you get your screen reader running you may find a system configuration window saying, is in selective mode & so on, I normally tab to never show this again & check it, then tab to ok
Once you are finished doing what you want to in safe mode, you need to go back into msconfig into the boot tab & uncheck boot into safe mode.
If you dont do this, you will just keep starting up in safe mode.
Hope this helps....